FiBAN aims to support the Finnish startup ecosystem by harnessing the opportunities that the “new normal” era brings in investing and networking in the remote mode. As the startups continue building new digital solutions that help solving problems, FiBAN aims at supporting their journey by showcasing them to wider audiences. For investors, this brings unique opportunities to spread their wings wider and spot hidden gems all over Finland.

One example of this kind of a gem is, a company that was founded in Raasepori in 2016. It pitched its digital whiteboard solution to investors in a small pitching event organized in the Castle of Raasepori in 2020. After less than a year of commercialization and rapid growth, the business was acquired by providing FiBAN angels with a successful exit (read more).

FiBAN Pitch Western Finland May 4th – startups apply now!

Next, FiBAN is combining forces with three cities: Tampere, Pori & Turku to organize FiBAN Pitch Western Finland  – event showcasing the smartest startups in the area, boosting the growth of the region, and enabling the next success stories of the region to find their first or next investment.

Application period for startups is open now. A total of nine companies will be chosen to pitch in front of FiBAN investors!

“Start-up companies in the Satakunta region have strong expertise in combining automation, artificial intelligence and software solutions to promote competitiveness of industry and various service sectors.”, tells Marika Lähde, Project Manager at Prizztech Oy, a business development company in the Satakunta region. 

“Tampere startup ecosystem is rich with software and digital solutions (IoT, sensors, data analytics, software systems), digital health, gaming, etc. Meet us at Platform6 startup hub, which is the meeting place for investors and startups with high growth potential and global ambition.”, says Tommi Uitti, Startup Community Manager at Business Tampere.

“Startups in the Turku area are extremely strong in combining digital platforms, artificial intelligence, XR technologies and automation in previously-unseen ways. The Turku region offers an authentic environment for the piloting of new innovations and future solutions.” adds Marko Puhtila, Growth Advisor, Turku Science Park Ltd.

Investors, sign up for the event here.Startups, apply to pitch here by April 18, 2021.

More information

Johanna Ahtiainen
Training and Development Manager, FiBAN

Tommi Uitti
Startup Community Manager, Business Tampere

Marko Puhtila
Growth Advisor, Turku Science Park Ltd

Marika Lähde
Project Manager, Prizztech Oy